Union Roofing Benefits & Wages
Our Union Roofing Apprentice Program prides itself in its final product: an individual with job skill, knowledge of the trade and a positive attitude toward the union, the employer, the public and most certainly the paying customer; an individual with pride, dignity and self-respect, and Union Roofing Benefits are negotiated with these principles in mind.
With your roofing apprenticeship completion certificate, you will be ready to begin your career as a union trained roofing and waterproofing worker. You will be qualified to work for any union or waterproofing employer in the country for higher wages and better roofing benefits than are available in the non-union sector of the industry.
Our Apprenticeship Program lets you earn money while you learn the trade of roofing and waterproofing. Currently, our starting rate is $16.00 per hour plus annual pay raises and Union Benefits. Union Journeymen Roofers and Waterproofers earn $32.00 per hour. Journeymen that are promoted to Foreman earn $34.00 per hour. A full breakdown of the wages we offer is listed below:
|50% Apprentice 0-1000 Hours||$16.00|
|1st Year Apprentice||$19.20|
|2nd Year Apprentice||$22.40|
|3rd Year Apprentice||$25.60|
|4th Year Apprentice||$28.80|
In addition to hourly wages, the Union Contractor you work for will pay up to $19.12 per hour in union-negotiated benefits that include healthcare, and fringe benefits like welfare and pensions. These fringe benefits help to protect the Union Roofer and his or her family, and also help to plan for retirement and annuities. Total fringes vary according to the worker’s classification. The fringe benefits are noted on the Wage Schedule.
Other benefits of becoming a United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local No. 2 Member include job security, camaraderie amongst your peers, and the opportunity to work for approximately fifty Local No. 2 Roofing Contractors in the St. Louis area. All our Roofing Contractors represent the best of the best in St. Louis, and offer an excellent work environment for their employees.
For a complete list of Local No. 2 contractors, visit our Contractors page. For more information about our roofing benefits, visit our Contact Us page, or call (314) 535-9683.